Addressing Personal Issues in Supervision: Impact of Counselors' Experience Level on Various Aspects of the Supervisory Relationship

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L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Investigated 20 entry-level and 20 advanced counselors' perceptions of the discussion of counselors' personal issues and its impact on counselors' covert perceptions of and reactions to the supervisory relationship, supervisor's interactional style, supervision session quality, and postsession mood. Entry-level Ss completed 1–1.5 semesters of supervised counseling at the master's level, and advanced Ss completed 3–3.5 semesters of supervised counseling at the doctoral level. Data were gathered from the Impact Message Inventory, Supervisory Working Alliance Inventory, the Session Evaluation Questionnaire, and 2 9–10 min segments of videotaped supervision sessions. Counselors' reactions to the supervisor's interactional style, quality of the supervision session, and postsession mood were not as integrally related to counselors' experience level and the focus that the supervisor uses in supervision as suggested by previous developmental models

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Counseling, Education, Supervision

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